One woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a one-alarm apartment fire that consumed three units at an apartment building on Tamar Drive on Friday morning, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
The woman, who was in her 70s, was rescued from a third-floor apartment by firefighters who found her in a living room in cardiac arrest. She was resucitated at the scene by paramedics and transported to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, according to fire department spokesperson Jackie Cutler. The name of the woman was not released at the scene by fire officials.
Cutler said about 40 firefighters responded to the scene after a 911 caller reported the fire around 9:30 a.m. In total, Cutler said five units were affected by the fire. She said the property manager would find displaced tenants accomodations.
The fire was under control by approximately 10:15 a.m., according to officials.
A cause of the fire has not been determined, according to Cutler. Officials said alarms in the complex were going off when firefighters responded to the scene. No sprinklers were installed in the apartment building, because it was built before a law requiring sprinklers was passed, according to Cutler.